Who should/could be a Bond actor?

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  • Posts: 13,098
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Ludovico wrote: »
    Okay, okay, I'll try to relaunch the thread. I once suggested my son, who at four is still a bit young. But it made me think of something: lots of parents want to push their boys to become football players, hoping they'd become the next David Beckham. I wonder if any British father, or father of British boy's, would push them to become actor, hoping they'd become James Bond? For the record, my son will probably become an engineer anyway (hes obsessed with trains), but a father can dream.

    Yes, I certainly get that sentiment. For folks like us that are big into Bond but not into sports as our main obsession I think it's a natural enough wish to have. I'd even settle for a son that was a Bond continuation author! :)
    I'm not a fan of continuations so I'd rather write a Bond script. Or have my son write one. But he's gonna be an engineer, unless he develops an interest for acting. Which might happen as it runs in the family. His uncle (my wife's brother) got taught by Patrick Stewart, who encouraged him to go to Hollywood and try his luck, with his backing. But my brother-in-law decided to do marketing instead.
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    James Norton about the possibility of him being Bond: https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/28/james-norton-addresses-rumours-he-could-be-next-jame-bond-14483430/amp/

    He seems like a nice guy, but I can't see it, personally. He's just so darn bland.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Another one of my traditional posts ;) Just found this new image. Give the guy a few more years and more projects, I think he'll be more than ready. He is starring in Fukunaga's Masters of Air.

    Ez_dGXaXoAYKeoW.jpg
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    And my traditional reaction, no, don’t see Bond. Lol
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    talos7 wrote: »
    And my traditional reaction, no, don’t see Bond. Lol
    I expected nothing less @talos7 haha :D
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    :)>-
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    I just wished Jason Isaacs, James Purefoy and Dominic West were 20-25 years younger.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Another one of my traditional posts ;) Just found this new image. Give the guy a few more years and more projects, I think he'll be more than ready. He is starring in Fukunaga's Masters of Air.

    Ez_dGXaXoAYKeoW.jpg

    In that photo he looks a bit stuffy and posh, I can't see him as Bond personally. But hey everyone has their own opinion
    @Denbigh you always come up with interesting suggestions mate
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Jordo007 wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Another one of my traditional posts ;) Just found this new image. Give the guy a few more years and more projects, I think he'll be more than ready. He is starring in Fukunaga's Masters of Air.

    Ez_dGXaXoAYKeoW.jpg
    @Denbigh you always come up with interesting suggestions mate
    Haha I try my best :)
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    I watched the first episode of Gangs of London last night - Gareth Evans definitely knows how to bring big action set-pieces to the screen. If you want some great hand-to-hand action in your James Bond, this is the guy to bring in (and yeah, if you've watched the Raid movies you already know this, but this one didn't have the advantage of having already trained martial artists performing the stunts).
  • ImpertinentGoonImpertinentGoon Wattenscheid
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    He is high on my "If Eon did one-off side projects"-list.

    As is, Bond films are so rare and in a way precious that I wouldn't want an off-formula one, if that makes sense. But if they somehow went to a much, much higher output - possibly by doing a series of streaming films that are seperate from the big ticket cinematic series - I would love to see a Gareth Evans, rated-R, hardcore Bond. It's in the same category as period piece Bond, Old Bond, a movie centred on Moneypenny and a Bond-without-Bond (MI6 staff having to deal with the fallout of a typical mission by 007) or something from the point of view of a Bond villain. Stuff I would love to see, but not if it meant we don't get a "normal Bond" for like 10-15 years, because they can only put out a film every 4-5 years anymore.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    James Norton was absolutely horrible in 'Things Heard & Seen'. The guy simply cannot act. Film's horrid too.
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    James Norton was absolutely horrible in 'Things Heard & Seen'. The guy simply cannot act. Film's horrid too.

    In McMafia he's like an Apprentice contender. I just can't see him as Bond.
  • Jordo007Jordo007 Merseyside
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    James Norton was absolutely horrible in 'Things Heard & Seen'. The guy simply cannot act. Film's horrid too.

    A lot of the names on here aren't my choice, but I'd be more than willing to give them a go and be proven, but with James Norton I'd be devastated because it would just be a terrible choice given the other options that are available
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Ludovico wrote: »
    James Norton was absolutely horrible in 'Things Heard & Seen'. The guy simply cannot act. Film's horrid too.

    In McMafia he's like an Apprentice contender. I just can't see him as Bond.

    I thought he was quite good in McMafia myself, but it was also that role that solidified why he shouldn't be Bond - there's a distinct lack of edge to him in anything I've seen him in that makes him a decent fit for handsome, sheltered, naive prep school-type parts. Luckily, that was the point of his character in McMafia.

    He was also fairly good in that Christine Keeler scandal series that aired on BBC a couple of years back for similar reasons.

    But yeah, certainly not Bond based on what I've seen him in so far.
  • sandbagger1sandbagger1 Sussex
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    Yeah, James Norton is not a good candidate, imo. He was just okay in War & Peace, and I really can't remember him doing anything with his character in the Flatliners remake. He is very much a TV actor, and I can't see him as someone suitable to follow Daniel Craig. Definitely one of the weaker candidates as far as I'm concerned.
  • DoctorNoDoctorNo USA-Maryland
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    Here’s a pair. Greatest should’ve been Bond: Fassbender

    https://youtu.be/oDgTAv9H0Dw
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    Had not seen The Counselor since it came out and WOW ! Natalie Dormer, prior to her Game of Thrones fame. At the time, of course, a bit player. But...what a BIT !
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    She's quite something, that's for sure. She was very cool in those last couple of Hunger Games films as a warrior-type.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
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    Natalie Dormer would be a perfect Bond girl :)
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Natalie Dormer would be a perfect Bond girl :)

    Except for that 24/7 365 duckface look

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  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Natalie Dormer would be a perfect Bond girl :)

    Except for that 24/7 365 duckface look

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    Maybe she's had "help" to look like that?
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Natalie Dormer would be a perfect Bond girl :)

    Except for that 24/7 365 duckface look

    natalie-dormer-semi-duck-face.jpg

    Maybe she's had "help" to look like that?

    Doesn't look like it imo
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Natalie Dormer would be a perfect Bond girl :)

    Except for that 24/7 365 duckface look

    natalie-dormer-semi-duck-face.jpg

    Maybe she's had "help" to look like that?

    Doesn't look like it imo

    No, I'm sure you're right. I don't know anything about her. It was just my first reaction to what you wrote. :)
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Natalie Dormer would be a perfect Bond girl :)

    Except for that 24/7 365 duckface look

    natalie-dormer-semi-duck-face.jpg

    Wow. Annoying.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited April 30 Posts: 4,341
    Well, I think she's beautiful and I don't really care about the "duckface" which is honestly just her natural face, which again is beautiful. And she's an even better actress so my fingers are crossed for the future.
  • JeremyBondonJeremyBondon Seeking out odd jobs with Oddjob @Tangier
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Well, I think she's beautiful and I don't really care about the "duckface" which is honestly just her natural face, which again is beautiful. And she's an even better actress so my fingers are crossed for the future.

    To each their own *quack*
  • edited April 30 Posts: 12,317
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Another one of my traditional posts ;) Just found this new image. Give the guy a few more years and more projects, I think he'll be more than ready. He is starring in Fukunaga's Masters of Air.

    Ez_dGXaXoAYKeoW.jpg

    In that photo he looks a bit stuffy and posh, I can't see him as Bond personally. But hey everyone has their own opinion
    @Denbigh you always come up with interesting suggestions mate

    I agree he looks that way in the photo, but Turner’s actually one of the few suggestions I like because he’s got a bit of an edge to him. You should watch The Capture if you haven’t seen it. Brilliant show, and he did dangerous very well there.

    I can see what you mean though. Bond of course has to be all suave and upper class, but I think there is a danger of casting actors who are too posh. You couldn’t have a Cumberbatch type do it, he needs to be a bit rough imo. He should carry himself like a former private schoolboy, but I don’t think he should really look or sound too much like one. That conversation with Vesper on the train summed up how I see the character nicely.

    I guess Moore was an exception to this, coming across as the absolute epitome of an upper class gentleman, but he was one of a kind. I‘m not sure there’s anyone else with the sheer charisma to sell that sort of portrayal anymore.
  • DenbighDenbigh UK
    edited April 30 Posts: 4,341
    Jordo007 wrote: »
    Denbigh wrote: »
    Another one of my traditional posts ;) Just found this new image. Give the guy a few more years and more projects, I think he'll be more than ready. He is starring in Fukunaga's Masters of Air.

    Ez_dGXaXoAYKeoW.jpg

    In that photo he looks a bit stuffy and posh, I can't see him as Bond personally. But hey everyone has their own opinion
    @Denbigh you always come up with interesting suggestions mate

    I agree he looks that way in the photo, but Turner’s actually one of the few suggestions I like because he’s got a bit of an edge to him. You should watch The Capture if you haven’t seen it. Brilliant show, and he did dangerous very well there.

    I can see what you mean though. Bond of course has to be all suave and upper class, but I think there is a danger of casting actors who are too posh. You couldn’t have a Cumberbatch type do it, he needs to be a bit rough imo. He should carry himself like a former private schoolboy, but I don’t think he should really look or sound too much like one. That conversation with Vesper on the train summed up how I see the character nicely.
    The Capture is a brilliant show @thelivingroyale! And your comments kind of sum up Callum perfectly for me. I mean he certainly doesn't sound like a posh boy:

  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Denbigh wrote: »
    Well, I think she's beautiful and I don't really care about the "duckface" which is honestly just her natural face, which again is beautiful. And she's an even better actress so my fingers are crossed for the future.

    Agreed. She's stunning.
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